Did you know that 3% of Americans follow the ketogenic diet? That may not sound like a lot, but it amounts to around 9.8 million people!
Getting fast food while going keto can be a challenge, but luckily, one of the freshest, tastiest, and most filling restaurants is still open to you: Chipotle. Read on to learn how to eat keto at Chipotle and feel good about yourself while enjoying a delicious meal.
What’s Keto at Chipotle?
Chipotle is an awesome chain that prides itself on catering to people with pretty much any dietary restrictions. You still have a lot of options there while on a keto diet. Diverse keto Chipotle ingredients include:
- Cauliflower rice
- Every protein option: chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, chorizo, and sofritas
- Mild, medium, and hot salsa (skip the roasted chili-corn option)
- Sour cream
- Guacamole (a.k.a. the best thing ever)
- Romaine lettuce
- Fajita veggies
Assembling Your Perfect Meal
As you might imagine, neither tortillas nor rice is keto-friendly. For a long time, those who loved Chipotle were on a keto diet were restricted to getting a taco salad without dressing. Luckily, this isn’t the case anymore- their new cauliflower rice is 100% keto-friendly.
Choose which of these options you prefer depending on whether you want the basis for your meal to be cauliflower rice or the tried-and-true romaine lettuce. You can always get both, but salads tend to be heavier on the lettuce while bowls favor the rice.
Next, it’s time to choose your meat. Barbacoa and Carnitas are the best options because they have the lowest overall carb count, but most meat options are keto-friendly. Chicken and spicy steak are the perfect way to treat yourself while eating out as well.
You then will have the option to add cauliflower rice to your salad (if you chose this option and didn’t already fill your bowl with it). Say yes. Your taste buds will thank you.
On the other hand, you should say no to both black and pinto beans. They have 15 and 13 net carbs respectively and therefore don’t fit in with a keto diet.
After that, you can choose from any of the keto-friendly toppings that we listed earlier! The most important thing to add, of course, is guacamole. $2 is nothing to pay for that smooth, healthy, cilantro-limey, delicious avocado goodness. Skip the carb-loaded chips and put it right in your bowl!
Eat Healthy and Delicious Food
While following any diet can be a challenge, you can still eat well while remaining on a keto plan. Now that you know how to go keto at Chipotle, it’s time to get more ideas on how to eat healthy and stay happy.
Check out the rest of our blog for more ideas on how you can get the nutrients you need while on a keto diet. You’ll learn some ways that you can enjoy eating out as well as finding some recipes that you can cook on your own, so start browsing ASAP!
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